Editor’s note: Every week, Patch will use five questions to profile a local student who has accomplished something awesome, whether it be serving in a leadership role; scoring the winning touchdown or earning an Eagle Scout badge. There are some great kids in our community, and we want to celebrate them!
This week, meet Jessica Gamble, 17, a senior at White River High School.
1. What are some of your accomplishments that make you our Student of the Week? I am White River’s 2013 Daffodil Princess, a National History Scholar and a College Board AP Scholar with Honor. I also placed second at the state History Bowl competition. I have a 4.0 grade-point average.
2. What are your future plans? After high school, I hope to attend the University of Washington and major in political science and then attend law school. With a bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate in hand, I will become a juvenile defense attorney to use our state’s and nation’s constitution to get young individuals the trials they deserve and the help in life that they need.
Afterward, I plan to do what I can to make Washington state a better place by running for the state Senate or House of Representatives. I will take my experience from the Legislature and carry it over to the Executive Branch, where I will serve as attorney general and, eventually, as governor.
3. Who is someone that you admire? My greatest inspiration has always been President Theodore Roosevelt. He always did what was just for the people, regardless of adversity; he lived his life to the fullest; and left the world he lived in better than the state he had entered it in. Such achievements are parallel with what I want to achieve in life.
4. In 10 years, I will be … working at the Pierce County Juvenile Court in Tacoma, married, and working on my first campaign for state senator or representative.
5. One of my hidden talents is … Stand-up comedy.